Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Four in 10 UC students do not have a consistent source of high-quality, nutritious food, survey says - Teresa Watanabe and Shane Newell, LA Times

UC Irvine student Chris Tafoya admits that he’s often hungry and doesn’t eat the nutritious foods he should. On his worst days, the 20-year-old Los Angeles native said he would simply go to sleep early to quiet the hunger pangs. Other times, he would eat instant ramen for breakfast, lunch and dinner. No matter that each serving is packed with sodium and fat; at less than 50 cents each, it was affordable for Tafoya, who has balked at asking his low-income relatives for help. “Cup Noodles saved the day,” Tafoya said. http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-uc-food-insecurity-07112016-snap-story.html

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